Freebie: Blog-O-Folio WordPress Theme Version 1.0

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Blog-O-Folio is a free 2 column WordPress Theme suitable for any and all of your corporate, portfolio or personal blog needs. With a wide variety of tunable theme options and functionality to merge your portfolio with the blog, it is now ultra easy to maintain your blog and portfolio at the same time.

Blog-O-Folio Theme was coded and designed by MOin, supported by SloDive and featured by SmashingMagazine.

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The theme is released under GPL. You can use it for all your projects for free and without any restrictions. Please link to this article if you want to spread the word. You may modify the theme as you wish.

Features

Here are some of the features of the theme:

  • Simple, elegant & modern look
  • Fast loading structure
  • Supports comments threading and paging
  • Fixed width
  • 2 Columns
  • Many tunable options
  • Portfolio Integration
  • Custom write panels
  • 125 x 125 Sidebar Ads section
  • Social icons integrated
  • Email subscription form
  • Qtips for subscribe icons
  • Twitter integrated
  • Theme Requirements: WordPress 2.9.1+

Blog-O-Folio Main Page

Installation:

In order to make Portfolio work like it should you need to rename two files in your Blog-O-Folio theme directory. Don’t worry its dead simple!

  • First find your portfolio category ID. (Visit this link if you don’t know: Link.)
  • After finding out your Portfolio category ID replace 00 in category-00.php & single-00.php files with your category ID.

What Can You Adjust From Admin Theme Options?

  • Sidebar 125 x 125 ads: You can tune sidebar ads from inside your theme options just enter banner URLs and enter link for them.
  • Sidebar buttons settings : Adjust RSS feed link, Twitter name and your Facebook profile/fan page/group link.
  • Header logo settings: Tune your header image, enter image link and select either show image only, text only or both.
  • Welcome Message Setting: Adjust welcome box from this menu, you can edit text to show in welcome box enter image link to show in welcome box.
  • Google Analytics setting: Enter your Google Analytics code to track visitors.
  • Misc Settings: From this menu you can tune variety of options such as Favicon, Portfolio category, Amount of portfolio entries to show, Exclude pages from navigation, Show or hide social media icons on posts.

Blog-O-Folio Admin Settings Page

Where Can You Adjust E-mail Subscription Form:

Blog-O-Folio comes with a built-in jQuery-powered email subscription form that will work with your FeedBurner account. Follow these simple instructions to set it up:

  • Get your feed burner Feed Name e.g http://feeds.feedburner.com/Noupe here / Noupe is what you need.
  • In Blog-O-Folio theme directory look for subscribe.html and edit it with any text editor.
  • On line 4 & 6 put your feed name where it says FeedName.
  • You are done, make sure you enabled Email Feeds from your feedburner dashboard.

Blog-O-Folio Email Form

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Bhanu Ahluwalia

Bhanu Ahluwalia is a graduate in Computer Science and a social media enthusiast from India. He specializes in web design by qualification and photography by passion. He is an avid blogger, running TutZone and co-authoring DesignUnder and SloDive. You can reach him via Twitter.

47 comments

  1. very nice design! but how can i change or insert a thumbnail (i inserted add_theme_support( ‘post-thumbnails’ ); ) into the functions.php file, but doesn’t seem to work… thanks

  2. I have this theme installed on my wordpres site and it worked great. BUT when I updated my wordpress version to the latest release 3.2.1 the post image thumb and the larger image when u view the post dont show up. Any Help would be great.

  3. First find your portfolio category ID. (Visit this link if you don’t know: Link.)

    How do I find my portfolio category – the link does not work

  4. Error!!
    The package could not be installed. The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet.

    any fix?

  5. When I tried to install, it said no style.css stylesheet. When I checked the link to install my 00 spot, that page was an error page, so it wasn.t useful.

    Please help.

  6. Great theme! I’ve been tinkering with it for the last few days. But I’d really like to remove the portfolio aspect of it. How can I edit the code to do that?

  7. To those above me who had the style.css issue (and anyone in future who downloads this)….I’ve figured it out. You cannot just download the zip and then upload into your themes. You must unzip first, because the zip you download from here contains the theme AND documentation.

    The style.css is there…just buried deeper.

    Going to start playing with this theme now.

  8. hello..Great theme! I’ve been tinkering with it for the last few days. But I’d really like to remove the portfolio aspect of it. How can I edit the code to do that?

  9. if they show thumbnails timthumb.php 1.11 if you create images,

    last update 2.8.10 does not show thumbnails timthumb.php not create images

    how to fix need help?

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